What does vanilla mean?

Definitions for vanilla
vəˈnɪl ə or, often, -ˈnɛl əvanil·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vanillanoun

    any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers

  2. vanilla, vanilla extractnoun

    a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)

  3. vanillaadjective

    a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans

  4. vanillaadjective

    flavored with vanilla extract

    "he liked vanilla ice cream"

  5. vanillaadjective

    plain and without any extras or adornments

    "the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond"; "the basic car is known as the vanilla version"

Wiktionary

  1. vanillanoun

    Any tropical, climbing orchid of the genus Vanilla (especially Vanilla planifolia), bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food or in perfumes.

  2. vanillanoun

    The fruit or bean of the vanilla plant.

  3. vanillanoun

    The extract of the fruit of the vanilla plant.

  4. vanillanoun

    The distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract.

    You can tell that the secret ingredient missing from New Coke was vanilla, because certain South American economies collapsed when it was introduced, and miraculously revived when the old formula was used again.

  5. vanillanoun

    Any artificially produced homologue of vanilla extract, principally vanillin produced from lignin from the paper industry or from petrochemicals.

  6. vanillaadjective

    By association with vanilla as the "plain" flavour of ice cream: the standard, plain, default, unmodified, basic.

    vanilla suit.

  7. Etymology: From vainilla, diminunitive of vaina

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanillanoun

    a genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America

  2. Vanillanoun

    the long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and V. claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Sp. vainilla, dim. of Sp. vaina a sheath, a pod, L. vagina; because its grains, or seeds, are contained in little pods.]

Freebase

  1. Vanilla

    Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla. The word vanilla, derived from the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina, simply translates as little pod. Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples cultivated the vine of the vanilla orchid, called tlilxochitl by the Aztecs, and Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés is credited with introducing both vanilla and chocolate to Europe in the 1520s. Initial attempts to cultivate vanilla outside Mexico and Central America proved futile because of the symbiotic relationship between the vanilla orchid and its natural pollinator, the local species of Melipona bee. Pollination is required to set the fruit from which the flavoring is derived. In 1837, Belgian botanist Charles François Antoine Morren discovered this fact and pioneered a method of artificially pollinating the plant. The method proved financially unworkable and was not deployed commercially. In 1841, Edmond Albius, a 12-year-old slave who lived on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, discovered the plant could be hand-pollinated. Hand-pollination allowed global cultivation of the plant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vanilla

    va-nil′a, n. the dried aromatic sheath-like pod or fruit of a tropical epiphytal orchid, a favourite confection.—adj. Vanill′ic. [Latinised from Fr. vanille—Sp. vainillavaina—L. vagina, a sheath.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. vanilla

    [from the default flavor of ice cream in the U.S.] Ordinary flavor, standard. When used of food, very often does not mean that the food is flavored with vanilla extract! For example, vanilla wonton soup means ordinary wonton soup, as opposed to hot-and-sour wonton soup. Applied to hardware and software, as in “Vanilla Version 7 Unix can't run on a vanilla 11/34.” Also used to orthogonalize chip nomenclature; for instance, a 74V00 means what TI calls a 7400, as distinct from a 74LS00, etc. This word differs from canonical in that the latter means ‘default’, whereas vanilla simply means ‘ordinary’. For example, when hackers go on a great-wall, hot-and-sour soup is the canonical soup to get (because that is what most of them usually order) even though it isn't the vanilla (wonton) soup.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vanilla

    A plant genus of the family ORCHIDACEAE that is the source of the familiar flavoring used in foods and medicines (FLAVORING AGENTS).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanilla in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanilla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of vanilla in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Kravitz/MTV:

    Absolutely nothing. I don't know. He showed up, and I don't know. I don't know the guy, nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don't fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don't even know the guy. I don't know anything about him, except that he's with Megan Fox.

  2. Gail Civille:

    A brand of Madagascar vanilla may no longer be available, and so what are you going to do now ? You may have to substitute a Tahitian vanilla or use another supplier.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Poetry You are sweet sex, aggressive masturbation of passion is seduction, your great beauty is the molecular genetic poetry of eternity, every molecule of the body is a compliment, you deserve terabytes of compliments per minute, you can be idolized for all eternity, you are the juiciest in the world, juicy sex moan of delight, one hundred degrees of lust, stuffiness from attraction, heat and burn from your sexuality, solarium of passion, I'm in the microwave of excitement, I'm baked from love, you're like heavenly sex, powerfully, brutally, aggressively exciting beauty, to the pain between the legs. Juicy to the limit, you are the essence of life, sincerity sings songs of love for you, I feel only your beauty, your beauty is my perception of the true form of love, you are a rare masterpiece of eternity itself, immersion in vanilla sensuality, your beauty gently seduces, ending a geyser of delight in love, your beauty is an erotic hype. Aphorisms Cybernetics of genetics, chemical codes, binary perception of the world, this is the rhythm of life, the subconscious program of chaos, the programming of the century in the genome for a certain period, will influence the further development of evolution, the karmic chaos of egoism, forms a complex system of the future, quantum threads that affect the common future, people are very connected with each other by quantum threads of fate, this is life, content that consists of information that affects their mind and future, the binary rhythm of life at the gene level intensifies and a person repeats the character and fate of his parents, so the past affects the future, through the genome of the subconscious, repeating reincarnation amplifies experience, akashic intuition, human consciousness ages in the time loop of karmic nostalgia, escape from it through nobility, ego technocracy creates a perfect illusory paradise, all people sleep in dreams of self-deception, flute melody pierces eternity, everyone masturbates their ego, thinking like a musical tool, m Melodies of thought shake eternity. jokes Brain peeling, well, very useful, a lot of vitamins for reflection, detox from your own desires. This is a site about kept women, not a supermarket. A womanizer is a pinball, from one apartment to another. Alphonse or a kept woman is like toffee in a bank account tooth hole. Maturity is when the penis has its own personality. You argue with your penis. Makeup, embellish the truth. Are you a feminist who doesn't shave your body? Class I love furry hentai. Brutal mustache between legs. Mosquitoes, supposedly because of them, lower blood pressure, why do I need leeches, but because of them there is not enough blood in the brain and penis, that's why feminism appeared, all because of mosquitoes. Each tooth expresses itself like a gangsta rapper in a cool pose, some teeth spin around like ballerinas, unscrew like a nail. crooked teeth as if something had crawled into the mouth and exploded. You need to meet girls who have poor eyesight, break her glasses. Girl: you must be beautiful from the inside, let me touch your face, why am I touching an expired pate. Some have made themselves laser vision correction, and a kilometer away they see that you are a loser. A rich man makes 10 children, plus mistresses, secret wives, prostitutes, charity in a sperm bank, every such man is in the soul of Genghis Khan. He has a Genghis Khan complex. Amusement park Kamasutra, through the dead loop of alimony. As long as men are manipulated through sperm, women will not be poor. Your dick is a joystick, you point to an ATM and your man gives you money. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Yvette Mimieux:

    The women they write are all one-dimensional, they have no complexity in their lives. It’s all surface. There’s nothing to play. They’re either sex objects or vanilla pudding.

  5. Michael Calvin:

    The same small group of managers are employed because they are the strongest brands in the market, in previous generations it was all player-driven but modern-day players are pretty vanilla and so managers have the perceived personality.

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